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May 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
somewhat lower tomorrow, and the united states markets to follow suit. although there has been considerable expectation as we've watched the story unfold in france that it would lead to this result, and cast some cloud over the efforts to inact austerity measures. >> these measures are being driven largely by the americans. is this creating a ripple across europe? >> reporter: you are seeing a pushback against that, you're seeing it in the united states kingdom as well who is in a recession. in the united states we've seen a slight diminution of the republican zeal for public cuts. and you can expect democrats and president obama to go hard after them in the election on medicare and social security. the republican point of view, they've got to hope that the anti-incumbent message sent to sarkozy will be repeated in november. >>> let's talk about this country, exactly six months until our election day. this weekend, president obama officially kicked off his campaign, with rallies in a pair of swing states. though a lot of folks are quick to point out what sure has looked like ca
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May 29, 2012 7:00pm EDT
stop them if he wanted. after months of threats, the united states today ordered syria's top diplomat expelled. >> he is no longer welcome in the united states. >> reporter: and germany, britain, france, spain, the netherlands, italy, canada, bulgaria and australia, all told syrian diplomats to get out. >> this is the most effective way we've got of sending a message of revulsion of what has happened in syria. >> reporter: as the new video shows assad isn't getting the message. and syrian forces still vastly outgun the opposition. today brian the state department accused iran of aiding and abetting the pro-assad militia. activists say the militia is trained by iran and uses the same tactics that iran employed to crush its own rebellion. brian? >> richard engel starting us off tonight. richard, thanks. >>> now to the crisis in northern italy, where a deadly 5.8 earthquake shook the region this morning. the epicenter was just northwest of bologna. an area where another quake struck just over a week ago. and once again, our own jim maceda is there. >> reporter: brian, i'm a few
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May 31, 2012 12:35am EDT
talking to the president of the united states. that's right, president barack obama is here. welcome to chapel hill, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from the university of north carolina at chapel hill, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guest is -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ] captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much. thank you for having us. thank you, everyone. thank you for having us. how are you guys doing? unc chapel hill, how you doing? [ cheers and applause ] welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." holy crap edition. [ cheers and applause ] i am so excited. this is unbelievable. tonight on the show, we have the president of the united states, barack obama. [ cheers and applause ] unfortunately, though, a lot of people weren't able to get tickets, and that includes students, professors, joe biden. [ laughter ] a lot of people couldn't get in. a very hot ticket. we al
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May 1, 2012 7:00pm EDT
with karzai, and they signed a strategic agreement on what the united states relationship is going to look like after troops start to pull out in 2014. here's what the president said about that agreement. >> we came with a very clear mission. we came to destroy al qaeda. and we have enormous respect for afghan sovereignty and the dignity of the afghan people. together we're now committed to replacing war with peace. and pursuing a more hopeful future as equal partners. >> reporter: about an hour later, the president then addressed troops at bagram air force base. what was interesting here is how blunt the president was about what military operations are going to look like in afghanistan over the next few years. >> some of your buddies are going to get injured. and some of your buddies may get killed. and there's going to be heartbreak and pain and difficulty ahead. but there's a light on the horizon. >> now, what this is is an agreement to forge an agreement. that agreement is this, it's going to be both economic, aide as well as some sort of security force that's going to be in the c
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May 28, 2012 7:00pm EDT
we think ultimately decide who the president of the united states is going to be. >> and savannah, a little bit of history. veterans picked bill clinton over george w.h. bush who is a world war ii veteran, and george bush over john kerry, who served in vietnam. this will be the first election since world war ii is which neither candidate is a veteran. savannah. >> nbc's kristen welker at the white house, thank you. >>> around the rest of the country, parades and tributes to the country's fallen service men and women this memorial day. that was the case in downers grove, illinois, and nbc's kevin tibbles was there. >> on main streets in small towns and big cities, they marched. in honor of those who have served, in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> god bless them. they're our children. those are our children. >> and lining the sidewalks, those old enough to remember and those who are not. for them, today is a day of learning. >> i think it's very important to impress upon them the sacrifices that other people make for the freedoms and the privileges that we enjo
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May 20, 2012 8:00am EDT
going to have in the united states, which is how do you make the economy grow better? do you slash the budget in order to get growth or not? and a lot of people think that all these austerity measures in europe simply have not worked well enough, and that's the debate that we're going to be having here in the fall, particularly as, yes, get ready for it again, another debt ceiling debate about raising that debt ceiling toward the end of the year. >> and then with regard to afghanistan, we know americans are getting weary of the war in afghanistan, some of the allies as well, france in particular. is this a difficult march the president has right now to try to get funds for continuing to fight the war? >> well, not just funds, but any sort of sustained commitment to afghanistan. the united states is getting out. the war is coming to an end, but there's going to have to be some presence led by the united states there. the question fundamentally becomes who else within nato is willing to shoulder that burden? france has made it clear that it wants out. other countries do not want a su
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May 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
his aspiration here, he wanted to kill the president of the united states. >> reporter: the documents also exposed cracks within the terrorist organization, world-wide. >> this shows an organization in decline, under siege and really feeling the pressure. >> reporter: the threat of al qaeda diminished with bin laden's death, experts say, but not gone. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >>> elsewhere the incredible drama of a blind chinese dissident complicates hillary clinton's visit to beijing. now china says chen guangcheng can apply to study abroad and a possible step toward resolving the diplomatic stand-off. chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell reports. >> reporter: at 4:00:a.m., chen guangcheng answered a phone call from human rights activists as they meet with republican members of congress. he told them he wants to come to the u.s. to rest. he worries about his family and wants more help from hillary clinton. >> translator: i want to meet with secretary clinton. >> reporter: clinton said they need to address human rights. >> all governments do have
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May 28, 2012 2:05am EDT
private equity. >> it's the leader of the united states. it's not the short-term return of profits to the few, but a long-term economy that creates jobs for the many. >> let's start down that road. why has unemployment come down? unemployment's come down? because participation in the workforce is at the lowest point it's been in three decades. people are retiring early because they can't find a job. people have given up looking. if you look at the gallup surveys, the number of those who are underemployed and quit looking is 19%. this is a disastrous administration, and candidly if you want to get into a fight over debt, from 47% in the economy to 74% in three and a half years. this is why obama will have a hard time this fall. he can't fight over jobs because he isn't creating them. he can't fight over debt, and he has policies that people find unacceptable and romney has a straightforward case. can you afford four more years of barack obama? can you afford four more years of this economy? and can you afford four more years of this kind of debt? as david pointed out, the unemployment rate
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May 20, 2012 11:30am EDT
? >> well, i think in many ways what the role of the united states is, how do we operate internationally and how much is the world dependent on us, how do our national interests play into that? and obviously dealing with the terrorist threat is very important, nuclear proliferation, how to make sure that the worst weapons don't get into the hands of the worst people. our economic security obviously plays into that because our strength depends on our strength at home. it's the integration of all of these issues and then basically what you are responsibilities are towards our allies and to those that in many ways are suffering as a result of their desire for freedom. >> and look what we have just this weekend with a g-8 meeting and nato at a time when the euro zone is under tremendous economic strain which could have an impact on our own economy here, the whole issue of economic austerity becoming an issue for our debt problems here in the u.s. so we feel such interrelationship and all the while winding down the conflict in afghanistan and what responsibility and role our allies are willing to
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May 28, 2012 5:00am EDT
united states. i was just locking, the first "men in black" movie in 1997 brought in $589 million worldwide. $90 million budget. that's what it cost to make. brought in almost $600 million. >> so entertaining, fun. i do want to see it. i still have to see "avengers." i don't think there's a movie -- maybe a couple of exceptions. but will smith, had he is on the ticket, you know -- when he is on the ticket, you know it's going to be a box office hit. he's money. >> he releases money, "independence day," "men in black," "hancock." will smith movies come out in summertime and are blockbusters. >> i'm a huge fan. >> let's see, 5:20. >> yes. oh, let's look at the beautiful sky. >> clouds breaking up over the district this morning. or coming in, tom, which is it? >> they're breaking up and exiting in time for the events for memorial day this morning and for the parades. we should have good weather. getting hot by midday. prepare for a hot and humid afternoon. as we look at what's been happening the last several hours, radar in -- going back over last six hours showing that we had anothe
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May 21, 2012 7:00pm EDT
for so many years represents the next big threat to the united states. our chief foreign correspondent richard engel reports on one of the most violent days in a long time in yemen. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the suicide bomber was disguised as a soldier. he tucked into a crowd at a rehearsal for a military parade, detonated a bomb and killed nearly a hundred people. yemen's defense minister narrowly escaped with his life. officials say it's likely the work of al qaeda in yemen. while the u.s. has decimated al qaeda elsewhere, the militant group has grown in yemen because the country hasn't had an effective government for a year. but the arab spring finally toppled yemen's former president saleh and the new president hadi is trying to re-establish order and crack down on al qaeda. u.s. military officials tell nbc news the new president has dramatically increased government-sanctioned u.s. drone attacks in yemen and american counterterrorism training. al qaeda clearly doesn't want to be driven out. experts say al qaeda is fighting to make yemen its new safe haven. this yem
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May 6, 2012 10:30am EDT
once more just why it is that the united states of america is the greatest nation on earth. thank you. >> the big question this morning. how does obama win? >> president obama is out of ide ideas. he's out of excuses. and in 2012 it's time to make sure we put him out of office. >> our political round table is here this morning to weigh in. republican senator from new hampshire kelly ayotte and tom brokaw, and chuck todd, plus economist diane swan. >> good morngz. ohio and virginia is where president obama was yesterday officially kicking off his re-election bid. as we went through the features, we learn a lot about how the president is going to try to win. that is the big question. how does he do it? one, he makes the case for hanging on even in this tough economy. two, and you'll hear a lot of that, it is the contrast with mitt romney. he will try to misqualify romney as an acceptable alternative on the economy, and the economy is tough. look at the job numbers on friday. sluggish job creation is still a problem for this administration as they talk about that. with all that backgroun
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May 6, 2012 11:30am EDT
it's not easy to be president of the united states. and he -- it was pointed out in the new york times in the last sunday weekend rereview about all of the things he did as far as bin laden and other things that he stepped up being a liberal president supposedly. that were effective. not always -- you know, there's always the negative side of that but he took the chance to do it and he did it. and ultimately with bin laden. whatever that -- that's -- it's not a guy that goes around -- he's not a dmon stra tif type person. i give him credit and i know he'll do better in the next four years when he doesn't have to worry if he'll be elected or not. >> do you have much faith in washington, how washington operates? >> all of the shen an gans going on is upsetting. they might not say it or say i want to get on with my life and do what i have to do. at least give us faith in your behavior and don't make prepost rouse statements and don't get into this posturing and silliness. try to be -- try to move forward and help the president even though you're from the other party. try to stop criticizi
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May 2, 2012 9:00pm EDT
the united states. >> how much did you worry that it was going to end up in the wrong hands? >> a great deal. i called the general in pakistan. i felt obligated to let him know what happened. and part of that was about the helicopter. i said we need that back. >> a person in the military said 48 hours after that we expected pieces to be arriving in china for inspection. >> i'm not going to comment on that. >> i figured you wouldn't. >> president obama hadn't been able to say anything to his own family. near the end of the day he gets to check in with his wife and daughters. >> and the first lady, she's at dinner? >> she's at dinner and i let her know, you know, that i'm probably going to miss dinner because i've got a few other things going on tonight. it turns out we had a fairly important thing to announce. >> and then it came time to explain it to your young daughters. >> malia and sasha, i think, were too young to fully absorb 9/11. on the other hand, they've grown like all our children have grown up in the shadow of 9/11 and terrorism. and understood who osama bin laden was.
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May 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
united states. this case has raised a lot of issues all over again about our airline security, about how strong al qaeda still is these days, and about how many more of these could be out there. it's where we begin tonight with our justice correspondent pete williams in our washington newsroom. pete, good evening. >> by all accounts, this is a remarkable success for the intelligence agencies of the united states and its allies, and here's why, they managed to insert a critical informant into the very heart of the terror group that's considered the number one threat to the united states. al qaeda's offshoot in yemen. administration and intelligence officials say by the time this most recent plot was in its final planning stages, the u.s. and its allies were able to follow it in detail. but the terrorists in yemen did not know at the time these officials say is that the person they chose to be the suicide bomber was actually an informant. someone who agreed to cooperate with an allied intelligence service. members of congress declined to be specific but praised the cia and its overseas
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May 17, 2012 4:00am EDT
, caucasian births are no longer majority in the united states. accounted for 49.6 of all births, minorities including hispanics, blacks and asians reached 50.4%. >>> a new study finds that men who drank at least six cups of coffee a day had a 10% lower chance of death. for women the risk of dying was 15% lower. >>> and for the first time in 18 years, the western parts of the united states can watch a rare type of solar eclipse, this happening on sunday. a ring of fire will radiate from behind the moon as it passes in front of the sun. the ring will be bright, you will need solar safe telescopes or projection methods to watch it. >>> here is how wall street will kick off the dow opens at 12,598 after falling 33 points yesterday. s&p down 5 points, nasdaq lost 19. overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei added 75 points, in hong kong the hang seng dipped 58. >>> fears greece will exit the eurozone have investors on edge. a greek judge was sworn in to oversee the interim government yesterday until new elections are held on june 17th. making matters worst the ur poon yae c
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May 7, 2012 2:05am EDT
obama/biden. you are looking at the vice presidential candidate of the united states. >> has it annoyed you that there's been all this buzz about, well, if the president put in secretary clinton he'd be a shoo-in for re-election? >> the thing that aannoys me that somehow president clinton is weak -- president obama is weak. that's not directed at me. it's unfair. i think -- look we have the strongest candidate. in every presidential race, david, it's the only race in which the public demands one threshold test be met. is the individual strong, and is their character consistent with what they say they'll do? is their character strong enough to say they'll do it? we have the best candidate, man. he has a backbone like a ramrod. i think we have clearly the best candidate. >> is it going to be a close election? >> it may be close electorally. i think all laekdzs are close, and my grandfather used to say who was a good athlete. joe, remember any team can beat any other team in any given day, but they're going to need a better game plan than the one they have now about how they restor
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May 10, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and create a sense of fear and instability in the country. the united nations and the united states both condemned the attacks saying it does not serve the interests of the syrian people. >> any and all violence that results in the indiscriminate killing and injury of civilians is reprehensible and cannot be justified. >> many critics are saying today's deadly attack has been the latest signal a u.n.-brokered peace deal has all been collapsed. >> all 16 people on board this helicopter are safe tonight after being rescued from the north sea. the chopper carrying the 14 oil workers and crew made an emergency landing off the coast of scotland today. two rescue helicopters picked up the crew and passengers. and a dust storm hit tucson yesterday. there were wind gusts higher than 50 miles an hour. there were no reports of major damage. all the weather issues we have around here from time to time, dust storms not on our list. >> now. we've talked about this before. you know what they're called? >> oh! >> i know you know, doreen. >> it's a great name and i can't think of it. >> it's haboobs. th
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May 11, 2012 2:05am EDT
united states. how unbelievable. happy mother's day. why does mom deserve it? >> she's taking me on this like amazing trip around the whole united states and i've seen so much. >> and what do you hope she looks like? you were telling me a little bit. >> i hope she gets straight hair. >> what do you think? why do you want this for mom? >> because she's just a good mom and she doesn't cook often but she cooks good. >> are you ready to go? >> i'm ready. >> how cute. >> say your names. [ inaudible ] all right. here's a look at alana before. let's see the new you. >> oh, wow! >> wow! all right, girls. are you ready to see your mom? take off your blindfolds? >> oh, my god! >> you look so good! >> mom, you ready to see yourself? look right here. >> you look awesome. >> oh, my god. >> you look fantastic. >> spin right around and look at camera 12, please. >> louis, tell us about her hair. >> can you imagine number one having a mom that would take you out of school and drive you across country? >> that's like the perfect mom. >> that's a santa claus every day. we wanted to give her a haircut
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May 8, 2012 11:00am EDT
threat to the united states. >> if this bomb technique is actually more effective than the previous one, it is going to be that much more difficult to find them before they get on the planes. >> reporter: at this point officials say there are no plans to adjust security here in the united states because of this particular plot. barbara? >> thanks, melissa. >>> one time rivals are now allies in decision 2012, rick santorum is now endorsing mitt romney. the two clashed on various issues earlier this year during the primaries. s santaram urged supporters to support romney. polls in west virginia are open now until 7:30 this evening. >>> two new polls show the race between president obama and mitt romney virtually a dead-heat at this time. the 12 swing states surveyed by galop and usa today, the president edged out romney 47 to 45%, with 4 point margin for error. in march the president held a nine point lead and a politico poll shows romney with the one point lead over the president. >> the senate will vote on plan to keep interest rates on federal student loans from doubling july 1st.
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May 20, 2012 11:00pm EDT
like this has been visible over parts of the united states in 18 years. >> we had an absolutely delightful weekend. doesn't get much better. >> no it doesn't. >> n that's the thing about it. it was really fantastic. no matter where you were, it was really great except for those people right down towards the beaches. we just talked about everybody coming back from ocean city and reho rehoebeth. now we all have to get ready for the rain. let's take a look at it and show you what's happening outside. we're looking at some positions out there that are continuing to see the clouds move in. the showers are starting to move in right now. for the most part, they are light and will continue to be. notice the lower clouds. you can see the reflection in the sky. outside temperatures, 81 degrees. low of 59 this morning. average high 77. another great day today for most of us. especially if you are west of the potomac or west of the chesapeake bay. a little to the east, we saw more in the way of cloud cover. not a bad day. just a few light showers from time to time. take a look at the number
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May 29, 2012 4:00am EDT
church. >>> and tuna carrying contamination have arrived on the shores of the united states. the levels of radioactive cesium were ten times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the california coast in previous years. >>> researchers have captured a stunning image of a newly creat created molecule. it resembles the olympic symbol. and "travel and leisure" magazine has a new survey of cities in the u.s. with the best burgers. the number one city is providence, rhode island. philadelphia was ranked second. chicago came in third. >>> now here's an early look at one of your top health headlines. a new study finds the rate of kidney stone in the u.s. has almo doubled in the last 16 years. in 1994 one in 20 people had kidney stones. between 2007 and 2010 the rate jumped to one in 11. researchers say kidney stones are more likely for people with obesity, diabetes or gout but can be prevented by eating a healthy balanced diet. for more information check out the health page at msnbc.com. >>> now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow closed ahead of the hol
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May 12, 2012 11:00pm EDT
reverend jerry falwell. brian moore has our report. >> the next president of the united states, governor mitt romney. >> in his commencement speech at the world's largest christian evangelical university, mitt romney underscored his stand against gay marriage. >> marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman. >> that line was a guaranteed crowd pleaser at liberty university, which was founded by the late reverend jerry falwell and is located in the battleground state of virginia. the presumptive republican nominee's appearance is an important step toward winning over the ultraconservatives who shunned him during the primary. president obama, who made history this past week by publicly supporting gay marriage, was honoring the nation's top cops. >> there are people who are alive today only because of their courage. >> first lady michelle obama was at north carolina a&t state university talking about civil rights but inviting comparisons to current fights, like gay marriage. >> but we all know that there are still plenty of serious injustices crying out for our attention. we kno
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May 9, 2012 4:30am EDT
was always under control and that no one in the united states was ever at risk because we did have control. >> senior u.s. officials say the same sigh source helped target the head of a drone on sunday. >>> storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here with a look at our first forecast. good morning, tom. >> good morning. it's all wet. all night we've had off and on showers. not a lot of rain, but enough to help out a little bit with the almost-drought. abnormally dry. not quite a drought. this did help. we had about a quarter of an inch around the metro area. other spots have seen a half inch or more. the moving color, a lot of the rain is east of i-95. closer view of the radar showing rain has stopped in washington, most of virginia, but in maryland, in howard county, far northern montgomery county, still getting sprinkles there, as well as in southern maryland. moderate showers in charles county, calvert, st. mary's, and southern anne arundel. it's moving north and east and heading across the bay. farther west, maybe a little scattered drizzle and low clouds are hanging in this morn
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May 22, 2012 7:00am EDT
his hometown, president obama said the united states and its allies are one step closer to winding down the war in afghanistan. >> we reached agreement on the next milestone in that transition. we agreed that afghan forces will take the lead for combat operations next year. >> reporter: left unresolved out of that summit, the issue with pakistan over those supply lines. pakistan wants to charge the u.s. and nato an enormous amount of money to allow supplies and -- to get to the troops across the border. that did not get solved. matt? >> all right, chuck todd at the white house this morning. thank you very much. general colin powell, who served as secretary of state under president george w. bush made some headlines four years ago when he endorsed barack obama for president. he's out with a brand-new book called "it worked for me: in life and leadership." general, it's always nice to see you. welcome back to the show. >> thank you, matt. good to be back. >> let's talk about afghanistan. chuck just talked about it. here's what you said on "meet the press" two years ago. quote, we all
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May 21, 2012 3:05am EDT
although we're hunting the mexican cartel, we're not in mexico. we're right here in the united states, in the state of utah in the shadow of zion national park. this federal agent thinks what's happening amounts to nothing less than an invasion of our country. >> internally, it's probably the greatest threat facing our nation today. >> frank smith is an assistant special agent in charge for the drug enforcement administration. >> this is one of the times the american people has to open their eyes and they have to realize the threat is around us. >> this is the threat smith is talking about, a drug war that has scarred mexico with death in the street a daily occurrence in cities like juarez. and with mill yonions of dollar drug profits a threat, it spreads the violence. and most of the cartel's profit an estimated 60% comes from marijuana. but now the cartels aren't just smuggling the drugs over the border anymore. they've actually moved their growing operations into the united states. and where are they planting, growing and harvesting billions of dollars worth of marijuana? believe toit
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May 3, 2012 7:00pm EDT
wanted to downplay. >> this is a lose-lose prop zishz for the united states because the administration will be criticized for failing to stand up tall enough in defending him. >> there may no longer be a way to avoid offering chen political asylum if he wants it, which would further escalate tensions with china, which would have the final say over whether he could leave. >> andrea mitchell starting us off from washington, thanks. >> last night on our "rock center" broadcast, we aired for the first time anywhere, the behind the scenes record what it was like for the government officials we saw in the photo from one year ago. the night osama bin laden was killed by u.s. special forces. from the president on down, they talked with us about the risks and the tension in the broadcast which by the way we're re-airing tonight on msnbc, and we learned still more about what bin laden was up to in hits final months and days in that secret compound in abbottabad, pakistan. jim miklaszewski reports on the new bin laden documents discovered after his death and just released today. >>
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May 19, 2012 9:00am EDT
solar eclipse later this afternoon out in the southwestern parts of the united states. southern parts of california, arizona. a solar eclipse coming later on this afternoon. if you're flying all the way to the west coast, you might get a glimpse on the way into your landing zones on the west coast. for around here, wow. what a beautiful looking day. temperatures now climbing into the low and mid-70s across the area. here's your saturday planner. temperatures in the upper 60s by 10:00 this morning. upper 70s today. another winner of a day coming. both today and for tomorrow. the battle of the beltways, the o's got the nats last night. we'll try it again tonight. 76 degrees at first pitch. i want to give a quick shoutout. we talked to all the kids at the leadership class in sinclair elementary. they're learning to be better leaders. they invited aaron and i to talk about leadership at our station and in the community. we had lots of fun questions. aaron found out when you mention the word earthquake in a presentation, that's what we talk about from that point forward. we got the leaders
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May 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
austin english rose, they've come on the market about five years ago here in the united states and if you smell that, barbara, that's a really beautiful lemony scent to that rose. they're known for their scent as well as for some of the beautiful colors and the differences in the blossoms. >> the ones over here, that's a drift rose, it's known as a peach drift, a little different color, that's one of the ones that will continue to bloom all season long, beautiful small blossoms. >> hydrangeas are among my favorite. but i really love them. they're just not that easy it take care of, are they? they're okay in the ground, but if you try to bring them in the house -- you got to remember to water, water, water. >> and if you want the ones that are going to do well inside, start out with one such as this. this is a hot house forced hydrangea. it's been grown indoors in the green house and a bloom has been forced on it you can plant this outside after its finished with its bloom and it will continue to bloom for you for years to come. >> run through some of the other gifts. >> i see you'v
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May 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
laden's organization. >> the united states can achieve our goal of destroying al qaeda and denying it a safe haven, but at the same time, we have the capacity to wind down this war and usher in a new err ra of peace here in afghanistan. >> reporter: to some, this is a pat on the back to troops still in harm's way. to others, it's the president patting himself on the back. making the bin laden raid part of his re-election effort. and republicans object. >> the president undertaking this victory lap and using this somehow to say that he's better than romney is really mistaken. >> reporter: mitt romney was in new york taking pizza to 9/11 first responders. firefighters with former new york mayor rudy giuliani. giving credit today to barack obama. to everyone involved in the bin laden raid. >> from the president who authorized that attack to the intelligence community that worked on it for so many years. >> reporter: half a world away, just by being where bin laden ordered the 9/11 attacks, president obama drove home to america that he's the one who ordered the counterattack. t the world is
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May 13, 2012 10:30am EDT
scores. ...the united states would be on that list. in 25th place. let's raise academic standards across the nation. let's get back to the head of the class. let's solve this. >>> president obama voices support for same-sex marriage. will it have any impact on the race for the white house? i will ask the chairman of the republican party, reince priebus. he's here and up next. for three hours a week, i'm a coach. but when i was diagnosed with prostate cancer... i needed a coach. our doctor was great, but with so many tough decisions i felt lost. unitedhealthcare offered us a specially trained rn who helped us weigh and understand all our options. for me cancer was as scary as a fastball is to some of these kids. but my coach had hit that pitch before. turning data into useful answers. we're 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality a
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May 26, 2012 9:00am EDT
at the fairfax county government center to become naturalized united states citizens. they were sworn under oath. >> i will support and defend -- >> reporter: and pledge their allegiance to this country. >> my fellow americans -- >> reporter: congress man jerry connolly makes it a point to attend the sore mowny every year. >> just now you took that oath. and that makes you as american as me. >> reporter: originally from great britain, andrew eats says becoming a u.s. citizen is about paving away for his family and playing an active role in society. >> when you don't have that you hunger for it. and 16 years being a kind of, you know, partial participant in the democracy can be frustrating. >> reporter: for others it's about honoring the sacrifices their parents made for them and moving forward with the american dream. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> reporter: maria says it was the hardest thing to do to leave her family in peru the years ago. but she wanted more opportunities for her son. >> i mean, this is my home. >> reporter: and today havier became an american. >> by not only
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May 15, 2012 7:00pm EDT
the united states was in a relationship with a woman who he left his long-time partner, the mother of his children, and the two had no plans to marry, and they declared it all none of our business? that describes the new president of france, a nation very different from ours when it comes to love and marriage and politics. nbc's jim maceda has our report tonight from paris. >> reporter: politically they're opposed. but francois hollande and nicolas sarkozy have one thing everyone's talking about. >> french voters given a choice a bureaucrat with a hot wife or a bureaucrat with a hot girlfriend. >> reporter: they're beautiful and significant others. but who takes the place of carla bruni? supermodel, singer, occasional hollywood actress. >> do you think it's possible to love two women at once? >> he loved them both, but in a different way. >> that's very french. >> already rich and famous, and notorious before she became first lady. >> i think carla brought a kind of discipline to sarkozy's life. he's very emotional. >> reporter: critics saw her as a trophy wife. but she held her own o
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May 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
naturalized united states citizens. they were sworn under oath -- >> that i will support and defend. >> reporter: -- and pledge their allegiance to this country. connolly makes it a point to attend the ceremony every year. >> just now you took that oath. and that makes you as american as me. >> reporter: originally from great britain, andrew says becoming a u.s. citizen is about playing an active role in society for his family. >> an incredible when you don't have that you hunger for it. and 16 years being a kind of parti partial participant in a democracy can be frustrating. >> reporter: moving forward with the american dream. maria says it was the hardest thing to leave her family 12 years ago. but she wanted more opportunities for her son. >> i mean, this is my home. >> reporter: and today havier became an american. >> by not only integrating myself to this culture but representing where i came from. and kind of merging both of them. my american culture and my peruvian culture. >> reporter: news4. >>> the time right now 6:36. talk about a fashion statement. the shirt you can wear
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May 19, 2012 2:05am EDT
. >> he hooks like a miniature president of the united states. >> very cute. thanks, guys. >> so adorable. thank you! >> let's head to a barbecue. the kids will get dirty -- >> talk about attitude. >> julian! >> trouble in the house. >> come on out a little further. >> tell us about what they've got on. >> well, maybe not. >> nautical i feel is the new americana. it feels very preppie, it is very classic. it's perfect for those days of summer barbecues with the family where you want to take a lot of pictures but you want them to feel a little patriotic, too. great for memorial day, fourth of july. he's got great old navy shorts for $8 on which is fantastic. the shoes he's wearing are native shoes. they're kind of the new trend for both adults and kids. >> he's killing me. >> julianna has an oversized bow on from american apparel which i feel like really makes her look so kid like and fun. then the hello kitty shirt. what kid doesn't want to wear hello kitty even if it's got the nautical trend. >> thanks, you guys, very much. >> next let's bring out adrianna and aden. >> bye. >> i
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May 30, 2012 4:00pm EDT
had people from wisconsin, arizona, texas, illinois, all over the united states. >> reporter: then it was time for a drive to the family of first lieutenant timothy steele. the gift, a reminder of the nation's gratitude. >> it is memorial day. so we're fragile. >> reporter: steele was killed last august in afghanistan. he was 25 years old. >> tim was pretty special to us. he knew what he wanted to do. at a very young age. >> reporter: the soldier leaving behind a wife and a 2-year-old daughter named liberty hope. now these two families are connected by a single toy soldier. >> i bet tim wished he knew howed to that a long time ago. >> little people can do a lot of thing if they put their mind to it. sorry, he's not little. >> i'm be little. >> brandon says he was very surprised at how quickly co-make all that happen. >> what a generous heart that little guy has. >>> coming up, a child falls down a climbing wall and her father is left to watch in horror. >>> one state is dealing with a lot of creepy crawlers. >> look at that! >>> and for all your news, follow news4 online. sear >>> we
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May 25, 2012 2:05am EDT
of skin cancer diagnosed in the united states every year according to the skin care foundation. so be more scared of that. >> if you have a choice of the sprays or lotions or the foam, is there one that's -- >> i particularly like lotions for the face just because around the eye, people get nervous. then i like sprays for the body a lot. we mist the backs of our knees. this newt gina pure and gentle baby has an spf of 60. >> what is the difference between buying a product for an adult or a child? >> this neutrogena baby is not going to irritate the baby's skin, that's great. some of these over here are organic. those are great as well. >> you should also tell us, when is it safe to take a baby into -- isn't there a time period sthau want to keep your child -- >> you want to say from birth until 6 months you want them out of the sun totally. >> don't take them to the beach. >> not at all unless they're going to be in a uv protected tent. my hat is a uv 50 hat. you two have beach hats on. these sun shirts will give you an spf of either 30 or 50. >> i get crazy when i see little babies g
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May 23, 2012 6:00pm EDT
united states to stand trial. he has refused and u.s. officials are working with the mexico an government to get him back to the states. >>> in prince william county, virginia, a teacher who works with emotionally challenged students has been charged with sa assault and battery against a 10-year-old child. jane watrel has more. >> reporter: 35-year-old cynthia hall has taught emotionally disturbed students for the past 18 months at kerrydale elementary school in woodbridge. last week she was arrested for assault and battery after police say she allegedly grabbed a 10-year-old boy. >> before the assault took place, the student was sitting in a chair quietly. wasn't being disruptive or anything. the teacher came into the office and that's where the assault took place. >> hall, the mother of a young son, has been working since august of 2009 as a comprehensive early intervention special i have at kerrydale. according to her school biography has been teaching for 11 years. police say arresting a teacher for grabbing a student is unusual. but members of their physical abuse unit investigated.
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May 19, 2012 7:00am EDT
edgelands as she celebrates s britain's head of state. ...the united states would be on that list. in 25th place. let's raise academic standards across the nation. let's get back to the head of the class. let's solve this. that's good morning, veggie style. hmmm. for half the calories plus veggie nutrition. could've had a v8. ready or not, here i come! ♪ found ya! you always find me. you always hide here. [ male announcer ] tim and richard smucker have always loved the taste of just-picked fruit. so it's no wonder why today smucker's makes the world's best jam. for five generations, with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. they claim to be complete. only centrum goes beyond. providing more than just the essential nutrients, so i'm at my best. centrum. always your most complete. where we switched their steaks for walmart's choice premium steak. let's see what people think. it's a steak-over. the filet is like butter. it seems like it just melts in my mouth. that's a nice steak. these steaks are carefully aged for flavor and tenderness. you are eating walmart steaks. really?
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May 21, 2012 4:00am EDT
records. >>> over the united states and across asia watch the sky as the moon passed in front of of the sun, leaving only a golden ring around the edges. it was the first so-called ring of fire eclipse in 18 years. >>> and finally, a beekeeper in poland created quite a buzz when he covered himself with 30,000 bees. after shaking off the bees, he walked away with only two stings. and now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opens at 12,369, the s&p dropped 1295 and the nasdaq dropped 34. in tokyo the nikkei added 22 but in hong kong the hang seng was down 29. >>> investors start the week with concerns about the new facebook stoxx and the debt crisis in greece. the leaders at the g-8 summit camp david in maryland strongly urged greece to stay in the eurozone and promised to do whatever is needed to solve the debt crisis. >>> this could be a crucial week for facebook after friday's ipo went as high as $45 but quickly faded to close at 23 cents above the $38 opening price. >>> the nasdaq market had problems with facebook trades and is now promising to r
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May 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
concentrated day that i've had as president of the united states. >> the president says everything was kept really close to the vest. the first lady didn't even know about it until after it happened. >> brian williams joining us on the phone right now. brian, we have to start by saying what an incredible look that was that you and your team provided inside what happened at the white house. there are a whole lot of things we'd like to ask you. what's the most amazing thing to you about the process of the whole bin laden raid and the strategy sessions that went into making that happen? >> well, doreen, jim, thank you. i think chiefly what we're proudest of is we were -- we asked for this opportunity. we were allowed in to kind of deconstruct and recreate that picture and talk to all the principles in it, the entire leadership of government. i think you happened upon it earlier. i think the secrecy, the close hold to use government parlance because if they'd missed that launch window for whatever reason that night, it might have been six more months. had it been in the wind or the water that t
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May 17, 2012 7:00pm EDT
, doctors wrote over 55 million prescriptions in the united states for azithromycin. globally, sales totaled $1.8 billion. pfizer makes zithromax and released a statement today. we are thoroughly reviewing this observational study and patient safety is of the utmost importance to pfizer. back in brooklyn, doctors still see azithromycin as an important medication. >> for my practice, i will be more vigilant in looking for signs of cardiac disease for patients for whom i'm prescribing azithromycin. >> patients should talk to their doctors about considering an alternative antibiotic to z-pak, and for those with high cholesterol, risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, anything else that could put your heart at risk, is a conversation worth having and a reminder, this is an antibiotic. it doesn't work for a common cold. not for viruses and a second-line drug of choice. >> this will now get the attention of all physicians. >>> up next tonight, a new tipping point. something has just happened in america for the first time in our history. it changes our society forever. it says a l
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May 11, 2012 4:30am EDT
united states through ports of entry and distributed in virginia. >> fbi agents say this is just the beginning of the investigation. in addition to the drug charges, guns and money laundering charges could also be filed in this case. court records show many of those arrested were illegal immigrants living in northern virginia. >>> today the brother of two nfl players will be in court, accused of murder. 19-year-old michael davis is charged with killing tourist gary dietrichs by hitting him over the head with a hammer. davis has been in jail since last month. he's charged with two other attacks in the petworth area. both victims survived. davis is the brother of 49ers tight end vernon davis. >>> yankees general manager brian cashman said clemens requested the help of brian mcnamee after a poor playoff start. cashman told jurors that mcnamee worked with clemens and the yankees for two years before the team fired him. mcnamee says he stayed with clemens as a personal trainer. clemens is accused of lying to congress about using -- saying he never used performance enhancing drugs. >>> one
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May 29, 2012 4:30am EDT
. >> the united states air force band honored fallen service members, and i had the privilege of being able to assist with that patriotic salute. among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ♪ >> just as the sun set, the bands kicked off a free concert at the air force memorial in arlington last night. the show obviously featured soloists from the singing sergeants, and the band playing a number of patriotic tunes there. it was a full house up on the hill there in arlington overlooking the district. and a lot of service members and former service members from all the prancbranches were there to the performance. >> you were reciting a very famous speech. >> yeah. there were excerpts from president kennedy's inaugural address, from the gettysburg address. some letters from former service members, as well. so it was a patriotic evening, and just such a privilege and honor for me to be able to help out with that. >> very nice. i'm sure they were delighted to have you, too, aaron. >> i hope so. >>> 4:53. 75 degrees. ahead, a potential breakthrough in the fight against skin
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May 22, 2012 4:00am EDT
. president obama was in joplin last night to mark the anniversary. >> the president of the united states of america, barack obama. >> reporter: speaking to thousands gathered for the joplin high school graduation, president obama said it was the people of joplin who deserved applause. >> as i look out at this class and across the city, what's clear is that you're the source of inspiration today. >> reporter: it was shortly after the same graduation ceremony last year that an ef-5 strength tornado tore through joplin taking 161 lives and shredding nearly 10,000 homes and buildings. surveillance cameras captured joplin high school getting ripped apart. one year later the school is still a pile of rubble while students study at a converted department store nearby. >> we can choose to carry on, we can choose to make a difference in the world. >> reporter: $2.8 billion in damage joplin is the costliest single tornado in u.s. history. fourth generation resident says her community will never be the same. but it's made her appreciate what she still has. >> i'm thankful for every day. i feel so bles
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May 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
to united states for an education. new york university has offered a fellowship to activist chen guangcheng. he wanted to leave china at one point escaping house arrest and fleeing to the u.s. embassy. chen says his family must come with him to avoid further harassment from the government. >>> the time right now is 9:36. they work around the clock and out of sight to make sure you are safe on the streets of d.c. up next, a look inside the fbi's washington situation room. >>> one and done. why the national christmas tree is already history less than a year after it was planted. >>> the bin laden anniversary, secret trip to afghanistan to announce staying in that country for ten more years and the ending of the war as we know it, a diplomatic crisis, a presidential candidate drops out and the latest report on the number of this election. unemployment. all in a week's work, right? president obama drove the political message in the first half of this week as national security dominated but the white house message was derailed by the diplomatic issue with chen guangcheng while hillary
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May 1, 2012 11:00am EDT
the united states. dr. sheryl burgess joins us to explain. hair dressers? tell us how they can help. >> well, there's an initiative to get more people involved in diagnosing or at least letting the person know that there is something going on. particularly in the scalp. and a lot of people go to hair stylists and barbers and they're the ones that see our scalp. we don't tend to see our scalp. so for the most part, being able to let us know when they see something new, something that appears new on the scalp or something that may bleed with combing or styling the hair, to alert the customer to go see the dermatologist. >> one of the most virulent cancers is skin cancer and very often, that's where you'll have it start is in the scalp. >> melanoma, one of the most common areas is head, neck, trunk and extremities. so it can occur internally, but the ones that are visible on the outside of the skin are easily detectible and there's a better cure rate if we can detect them and remove them from the skin. >> how are you getting the word out to hair dressers that they should do that? i gue
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May 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
eclipse has been visible over the united states. it hasn't been seen in japan since the 1800s. really cool. >>> this morning, family, friends, and fans are mourning the loss of disco legend robin gibb. ♪ it's me you need to show >> he founded the bee gees with his twin brother maurice and older brother bary in the 1950s. the trio helped define the disco era with "how deep is your love," "staying alive," "jive talk," and "night fever." the 62-year-old died sunday after a long battle with cancer. the family released a statement asking for privacy during this difficult time. maurice died in 2003. >>> 6:26. 65 degrees. ahead, why the fbi wants you to play spy hunter. >>> plus, it is graduation season. why local college grads may not have to go far to find work. >>> we're following breaking news. police spent the night combing a local neighborhood looking for this boy. >>> breaking news this morning. this little boy is missing. police spent the night combing a local neighborhood with dogs looking for any sign of him. the very latest from that neighborhood ahead. [ siren ] >>> clashes and
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May 8, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, given to the united states, and it's been here for the past week. now, as for the device itself, they say it's fundamentally the same as the underwear bomb in 2009, with some substantial improvements. but the basic design is the same. so they say it presents neither more nor less challenge to airport screeners to find, and for that reason, they say we're probably not going to see much of a difference in terms of screening at the airports. back to you. >> fbi experts are now picking apart that bombing device to see if it could have gotten through security and taken down an airline. >>> well, we do need the rain, and we are getting it. some areas are seeing it right now. storm 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer. he's tracking it on the radar. is it out of here, or is more coming through? >> it is just about out of here, at least in some areas right now. some locations picking up a tenth to a quarter inch of rain today. we do need to see more and it does look like we'll have that chance over the next 24 hours. 73 degrees, the current temperature right now, with winds out of the south at
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